It’s almost that time of year… mince pies, festive films and a whole lotta Christmas crafting! Of all the Christmas crafts, I think tree decorations are probably where you can have the most fun. There’s no need to make them overly intricate or complicated; simple, easy designs often work the best!
This year, I was inspired to make these very easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads. I tend to go for a rustic wooden theme at Christmas, accented with bold pops of festive red (my wreath from last year is a good example of this). So these decorations will fit in perfectly! Of course, you could paint the beads (or use plastic beads) instead, if you’ve got a different colour scheme.
I’ve made a series of short video tutorials, to show you how to make each decoration. Scroll down to see!
Easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads
PART 1: Mini Christmas Wreath
This one is so simple I’m not even sure it needs a tutorial! But somehow, I’d never thought of doing it before… By simply threading beads onto some twine, it’s possible to make a really effective mini Christmas wreath. I’m definitely going to buy more beads and experiment with different alternating colours!
PART 2: Geometric Snowman
How cool is this little guy? I love his mini scarf and orange carrot nose! He’s also totally channeling the whole geometric trend. If you wanted to take this a step further, you could even glue a small twig to either side of his body to make arms.
PART 3: Classic Bauble
Possibly the simplest of all is the classic bauble. I bought the biggest wooden bead I could find, then threaded some festive twine through it to give it a bit of texture and pattern. It sort of looks like an abstract representation of an orange pomander, which I love!
I whipped up all three of these decorations in about half an hour. That means you could make enough to cover your whole Christmas tree in one viewing of Home Alone – now there’s a good Sunday afternoon! Happy Christmas crafting! 🙂 – Mike
Don’t forget to Pin this image so you can make them later!